I try to embrace the phrase: ‘OPEN TO NEW’ as an approach to improvement.

This article explores the economic benefits of experimenting outside our normal decisions:

“Habits are powerful.. Trying something #new can be painful: I might not like what I get and must forgo something I already enjoy.. Overconfidence also holds us back. I am unduly certain in my guesses of what the alternatives will be like, even though I haven’t tried them..

We should also be wary of an automatic bias in favor of the status quo.. #Experimentation is an act of humility, an acknowledgment that there is simply no way of knowing without trying something different..”

NY Times - Why Trying New Things is So Hard to Do